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Using Microsoft® Windows 7 by Nick Saccomanno, J. Bruzzese Peter

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10. Control Panel Features in Windows 7

This chapter goes through the Control Panel and highlights the top features of several of the applets.

Using the Control Panel

The Control Panel has been an integral part of Windows since the very beginning; however, starting with Windows 95, we saw the Control Panel take on its modern form as a folder with shortcuts to applications (called applets in earlier versions of Control Panel).

You might recall that Control Panel had different views to work with: a Classic view that showed all your applet shortcuts, and a default Home view that showed you categories of options.

In Windows 7, the Control Panel offers your computer adjustment tools in a Category view to start with (see Figure 10.1). You can adjust ...

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